Our Staff

  Masaru Yamada, Head Therapist/Owner:  Massage Therapist with over 28 years of experience in Palm Desert and has a Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine/Acupuncture.  Head therapist for the Men’s Player Massage at the BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells for 15+ years. Masaru specializes in: Advanced Sports Massage, Sports Massage for Golf and Tennis, Sports Injuries, Deep Tissue, traditional Japanese Shiatsu – table or floor, Traditional Thai Massage, (trained in Thailand), Myofascial Release, Trigger Point therapy, Neuromuscular Integration and Structural Alignment, M Technique, Advanced Custom massage/Medical Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Soft Cupping and Kinesio Taping. He is also an instructor for Deep Tissue, Sports, Shiatsu, Cupping and Thai Massage.


  Kelly Yamada, CEO/Therapist/Owner:  Massage Therapist with over 28 years of experience in Massage and Spa Management in the Palm Desert area.  Specializing in a variety of massage styles including: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, (trained in Thailand), Advanced Custom Massage for specific problems, (especially neck and shoulder issues), Hot Stone Massage, Prenatal Massage for all stages of pregnancy and postpartum, Sports Massage and more. Kelly is also a Certified as a  Pediatric Massage Therapist, Prenatal Massage Therapist and Infant Massage Instructor. In addition, she teaches classes in Hot Stone Massage, Prenatal Massage, Sticks & Stones and other massage & spa therapies.       

  Souad El Khantouri: Souad graduated from one of the top schools for physical therapy in Morocco and France. With over 20 years of experience in the field as well as training in medical massage. She is well experienced in all kinds of massage and prides herself in being highly skilled in Soft Tissue Injuries, Sprains, Strains, Headaches, and Stress Related conditions. She is also a master of Reiki and Healing Energies.



Stan Remi:  Stan has 25+ years of experience in Massage Therapy, Water Therapy Education, Precision Neuromuscular Therapy Education as well as being a Personal Trainer.  Stan specializes in Deep Tissue and Sports Massage, Medical Massage for the lower back, rotator cuff, shoulder problems, sciatica, knee replacement post-surgery, golf and tennis performance, rotator cuff syndrome, Psoas rehabilitation.  He has been a key member of the BNP Tennis tournament Massage team for many years and was trained as a physical therapist in Poland.

Gala Mitchell: Gala has 30 years’ experience with bodywork and holistic healing and breathing work. Her skills and intuition find ways to open those pathways that unwind the body’s holding patterns for a deep state of relaxation. Gala works with a person and their specific needs for the massage that include stretching, rolling and rocking, deep pressure, and rebalancing. Ending a massage with a wonderful head and face massage is her gift of total balance.

Brian Bradford:  Brian is a certified massage therapist with 20 years of experience. He truly enjoys his profession and the wonderful gift he is able to provide for people. He uses several massage styles in his treatments, including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, and Reflexology. He finds that blending these techniques creates a nice combination of relaxation and therapeutic benefit. His massages are geared toward the restoration of balance in the muscles and connective tissue throughout the body. Muscle tension, lack of exercise, and over-exertion can all create a patterning effect in our bodies that causes stiffness, pain, and immobility.

Penny Watson:  Penny has over 12 years of experience working with All About Massage as wells as 10 years working at a chiropractor’s office. Penny understands every person has unique challenges and preferences and prides herself in being able to feel the needs of each individual. Over the years she has specialized in helping many people find relief from various types on pain, specifically head, neck, shoulders, low back and sciatic pain. She specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Pregnancy Massages.

Christy Rucci: Christy has 20 years’ experience as a massage therapist and 15 years’ experience in a physical therapy office as well as spas and chiropractors offices. Christy is a certified Personal trainer and has spent many years working on all types of injuries. Christy specializes in Swedish massage, Therapeutic massage, Acupressure, Sports Massage, Hot Spot stones, Cupping, and Chair Massages.

Jahmela Shepard:  Jahmela has over 700 hours of training at the Millan Institute. She specializes in Deep Tissue Massage, Therapeutic, Swedish, Pre-Natal, Trigger Point, Hot Stone, and Sports Massage. Jahmela enjoys helping others with natural healing, and feels that is what being a massage therapist is all about.

Jay Nelson:  Jay has 26 years of experience as a Massage Therapist/Holistic Health Practitioner with extensive training. Specializing in; neck pain, low back pain, restless sleep, sciatica, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, and lymphatic drainage.  Jay has worked at many resorts and clubs in the area over the years and also specializes in working with Multiple Sclerosis clients.

Other Massage Staff includes:  Amanda Krull, Jane Rubin, Victoria Rothlisburg and other therapists as needed.